Warm Your Soul with Ghanaian Goat and Groundnut Soup Recipe


When it comes to Ghanaian cuisine, few dishes are as comforting and satisfying as goat and groundnut soup. This flavorful and hearty soup combines tender goat meat with the rich, nutty flavors of groundnuts, creating a delightful culinary experience that warms both the body and the soul. In this blog post, we invite you to discover the secrets of this beloved Ghanaian recipe and learn how to prepare it in your own kitchen.


For the Soup:

  • 500g goat meat, cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup groundnut paste (peanut butter)
  • 3 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Garnish

  • Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • Crushed roasted peanuts (optional)


  1. In a large pot, heat the palm oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the pot and cook for another minute, stirring continuously.
  3. Season the goat meat with salt, pepper, dried thyme, ground coriander, paprika, and nutmeg. Add the seasoned goat meat to the pot and brown it on all sides.
  4. Once the meat is browned, add the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste to the pot. Cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes start to soften.
  5. Add the groundnut paste (peanut butter) to the pot, followed by the beef or vegetable broth. Stir well to combine all the ingredients and bring the soup to a gentle simmer.
  6. Cover the pot and let the soup simmer on low heat for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the goat meat is tender and falls off the bone easily. Stir occasionally and add more broth if needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  7. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper according to your preference. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can use a blender or immersion blender to puree a portion of the soup.
  8. Once the goat meat is tender and the flavors have melded together, remove the pot from the heat.
  9. Serve the goat and groundnut soup hot, garnished with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro, and crushed roasted peanuts for added texture and flavor.
  10. Accompany the soup with your favorite Ghanaian side dishes like fufu, banku, or boiled yam for a complete and satisfying meal.


Ghanaian goat and groundnut soup is a beloved dish that showcases the rich and comforting flavors of Ghanaian cuisine. With its tender goat meat, nutty groundnut base, and aromatic spices, this soup is sure to warm your heart and soul. So, gather the ingredients, embrace the flavors of Ghana, and savor the delight of this traditional recipe. Enjoy the journey as you create a bowl of warmth and flavor that pays homage to the culinary heritage of Ghana.